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2020 Hyundai hybrid models equipped with new battery system

Hyundai’s 2020 Sonata hybrid will feature new “innovative battery packaging” allowing the automaker to net efficiency increases for the new model. Green Car Reports writes, “The 2020 Sonata Hybrid… [adopts] an arrangement that essentially builds the accessory battery onto the hybrid system battery. The added module is a continuation of the same form factor and intended to last the life…

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2020 Sonata Hybrid to offer 52 MPG combined

“The U.S.-spec 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will offer a class-leading 52 mpg combined in its most efficient guise, the company announced Thursday at the unveiling of its midsizer at the Chicago Auto Show. The Blue model, which will be the most frugal variant of the new hybrid sedan, will have a maximum driving range of 686 miles.” Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/06/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-american-spec/

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2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid priced lower than previous years

Hyundai has released its 2018 Sonata hybrid to dealerships with a new lower starting price than previous years. The model is currently priced at $26,385 (before many trim options). The 2018 Sonata Hybrid is, in many ways, an upgrade on previous iterations of the vehicle. The 2018 model offers an upgraded lithium-ion battery pack rated at 1.76kWh that, in combination…

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Global hybrid sales increased in 2017

Leading the pack for automakers, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai / Kia and other Japanese and South Korean OEMs sold over two million hybrid and plug-in cars in 2017. Toyota, as is the trend, sold the most hybrid vehicles for the year, contributing to the industry’s fourteen percent growth over 2016. As Ward’s Auto points out, Toyota “dwarfs all other brands including…

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